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Sister Eubank Shares About Visit to Iraq, “Audible Gasp” at a Female Religious Leader

Sister Eubank Shares About Visit to Iraq, "Audible Gasp" at a Female Religious Leader

In a recent social media post, Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency, discussed her visit to Iraq to discuss religious intolerance. She noted the shock of the audience at seeing a female religious leader and asked followers to share thoughts on ending persecution and violence everywhere. “Recently I traveled to Baghdad, Iraq, to meet with religious leaders …

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Open House, Dedication Date Announced for Haiti Temple

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced dates for the open house, youth devotional and dedication for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple. The free public open house for the Haiti Temple will begin Saturday, August 3, and go through Saturday, August 17, 2019, except for the Sundays of August 4 and 11. A youth …

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Elder Bednar & Elder Rasband Walk in the Footsteps of Peter, Paul

Elder Bendar & Elder Rasband Walk in the Footsteps of Peter, Paul

Elder David A. Bednar and Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared their personal witness of the reality of Jesus Christ from the Mamertine Prison in Rome, Italy. The dungeon prison is believed to be the place the apostles Peter and Paul were held captive for their preaching of the gospel in ancient times. “Joyfully, …

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President Nelson Ministers to Wildfire Victims After Personal Tragedy

President Nelson Ministers to Wildfire Victims After Personal Tragedy

Just two days after his daughter Wendy Nelson Maxfield, 67, died of cancer, President Russell M. Nelson traveled to California to minister to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who lost everything in the deadliest wildfire in state history. “We mourn the loss of our second daughter,” said President Nelson in a media interview Sunday, noting …

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First Photos of Rome Italy Temple Released

First Photos of Rome Italy Temple Released

Of the Rome Italy Temple, the 162nd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the world, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and chairman of the Temple and Family History Department said, “It is beautiful. The craftmanship is expert and perfect.” After years of construction, Italy’s first Latter-day Saint temple …

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President Russell M. Nelson’s Daughter Dies of Cancer

President Russell M. Nelson's Daughter Dies of Cancer

The following statement is provided by spokesperson Irene Caso regarding the passing of the daughter of Church President Russell M. Nelson.   “With sadness, we share the news of the passing of Wendy Nelson Maxfield, a daughter of President Russell M. Nelson and Dantzel White Nelson. Wendy died peacefully at her home Friday afternoon, January 11, 2019, at age 67 …

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Church Announces Opening of Fortaleza Brazil Temple

Church Announces Opening of Fortaleza Brazil Temple

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced dates for the opening of Brazil’s seventh temple and the 165th temple in the world. The open house for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple is scheduled for April 27 through May 18, 2019. The temple will be dedicated Sunday, June 2, and a devotional for the youth is …

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Giving Machines Bring In Over $2 Million

Giving Machines Bring In Over $2 Million

In a social media post from LDS Charities, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints revealed how much the Light the World Giving Machines made in donations throughout the 2018 Christmas season. “Your generosity helped raise $2,309,276 for our local and international partners,” LDS Charities shared. The organization also shared some insights on what people purchased through the machines: 28,801 …

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Church Announces 4 New Missions, Realigns 12 Others

Church Announces 4 New Missions, Realigns 12 Others

In a statement from the Church’s official Newsroom, changes are coming to multiple missions around the world with four new missions and boundary realignments for 12 others. The following four missions will open in July 2019: Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa East Guatemala Antigua Perú Limatambo Philippines Antipolo The Church will also realign the boundaries for the following 12 …

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First Presidency Releases Statement on Temples, Adjustments to Ordinances

First Presidency Releases Statements on Temples, Adjustments to Ordinances

In an official statement from the Newsroom for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the First Presidency discusses the restoration of temple worship and small details that have been adjusted periodically. The statement reads: “Whenever the Lord has had a people on the earth who will obey His word, they have been commanded to build temples. Scriptures document patterns …

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